LEHIGHTON – September 3, 2019 − In their continuing effort to improve the quality of life for older residents in the region, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) are once again co-hosting a Senior Citizens Expo on Thursday, Sept. 5, in Lehighton.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co., 2440 Fairyland Road. A free lunch will also be served.

“The Senior Expo has become an annual Carbon County tradition for local senior citizens to gather in friendship in one convenient location and learn about the wide array of programs available to older Pennsylvanians from the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program to the PACE program, and so many more great programs that serve our seniors,” said Yudichak.

The expo will feature more than 50 exhibitors that will present information on their programs and services. Free flu shots will also be available. In addition, a prescription drug drop-off box will be on-site for seniors to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications.

“There are many agencies and businesses out there that help seniors and their caregivers, but it can sometimes be difficult and time consuming to track down all the details,” said Heffley. “Our expo makes it easier and more convenient by bringing everyone together in one place.”

The legislators will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank and ask everyone who attends to consider bringing a donation.

For more information, contact Heffley’s office at 610-377-6363 or Yudichak’s office at 570-325-3274.